Education

WHRHS Students Present Winter Cabaret in Warren

19e6d3d52620302dd5b5_IMG_4998.JPG
Hannah Melillo, Sam Sinnott, Jackie Romankow, Scott Romankow and Kyra Anthony .. see this year’s WHRHS Spring Musical Beauty and the Beast , on March 30, 31, and April 1. Credits: D. Kelly
63a336af0b0e5dca21f1_IMG_4999.JPG
WHRHS Students Present Winter Cabaret in Warren Credits: D. Kelly
745ebe7f758f1618f355_IMG_5001.JPG
WHRHS Students Present Winter Cabaret in Warren Credits: D. Kelly
1ebf81599a65adea42de_IMG_5002.JPG
ed438abba6568cfb7672_IMG_5003.JPG
210d48637e4ebb532e69_IMG_5004.JPG
f7a799babeaa45f92784_IMG_5005.JPG
eeea6109c43667ac996d_IMG_5006.JPG
19e6d3d52620302dd5b5_IMG_4998.JPG

WARREN, NJ - Some 21 student acts, mostly singing performances by small groups, duets and as solo singers, but also some dramatic play scene reconstructions, were presented to an intimate gathering of family and friends, parents, teachers and students at “Script and Cue’s Winter Cabaret,” at Watchung Hills Regional High School on Jan. 19.

The stage area of the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) was turned into an intimate “Cabaret” space, complete with blue mood lighting and a small stage erected at one side of the stage facing an audience sitting on portable chairs and at cabaret tables. Patrons enjoyed the entertainment while sipping coffee and enjoying deserts. 

The event was the presentation of the school’s Script and Cue Program. That is the student acting troupe, under the direction of school Drama Director Doug Eaton, who are responsible for staging every year the dramatic play in the Fall, and the Musical Theatre presentation in the Spring. This year’s dramatic play in November was J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.” 

Sign Up for E-News

This year’s Spring Musical on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30, 31, and April 1, will be Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast.”

Many of the performers in the Cabaret are veterans and newcomers of the school’s vocal music, instrumental music, and drama programs. The closing act of the Winter Cabaret was a scene from “Beauty and The Beast,” titled, “Something There,” performed by some of the play’s lead actors, Hannah Melillo, Sam Sinnott, Jackie Romankow, Scott Romankow and Kyra Anthony. 

 

The other acts performed at the Winter Cabaret are:

“Christmas Miracle,” a Saturday Night Live skit, featuring Sam Sonnott, Alison Horvath, Amelia Stapperfenne, Victoria Magliaand Anthony Speros.

Kyra Anthony sang “Watch What Happens,” from the musical, “Newsies.”

Hannah Melillo and Ben Allgor teamed up to sing, “I See the Light,” from the animated movie, “Tangled.”

Elizabeth Chapleski and Anthony Speros performed the song, “All Out of Love,” by Air Supply.

Christine Tanko sang “All That Matters,” from the musical, “Finding Neverland.”

Suchir Govndarajan read two poems, “Plastic Threshold,” and “Pardon Me You’re Pardoned.”

Summer Stuart sang, “Colorblind,” by singer/songwriter Amber Riley.

Michael Dumapit played guitar and sang, “Introducing Me,” by Nick Jonas, from the movie, “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”

Dana Wasserman sang, “There Are Worse Things I Could Do,” from the musical, “Grease,” and “We Know the Way,” from the animated movie, Moana.

Will Broder sang, “Ol’ Man River,” from the musical, “Showboat.”

Christine Tanko and Ben Allgor sang “Something To Believe In,” from the musical, “Newsies.”

Nicole Vila and Alison Cabrera performed, “Poison and Wine,” by the band, “The Civil Wars.”

Victoria Maglia and Amelia Stapperfenne performed a scene from the film, “Stranger Than Fiction.” 

Giovanna DiSanto sang “Disneyland,” from the musical, “Smile.”

Kyra Anthony and Ben Allgor sang “Seventeen,” from “Heathers: The Musical.”

The student band, “Wah!,” featuring Will Broder, Will Johnson and Anthony Speros, sang “Careless Whisper,” by George Michael and Wham!, and an All Star Mashup featuring the same lyrics sung to the signature instrumental lead from a variety of iconic rock and roll songs.

Jack and Ava Melillo, who are twins, sang “Photograph,” by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Rhiannon Barone and Suchir Govindarajan sang, “A Little Priest,” from the musical “Sweeney Todd.”

And Allison Horvath sang, “What Did I Have That I Don’t have,” from the musical, “On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever.”

 

 

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

Thousands Expected for Sourland Music Festival

June 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Third-annual Juneteenth Parade and Heritage Festival in New Brunswick this Weekend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. That state was one of the last locations to learn of ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

June 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
Read more

Upcoming Events

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Terrill Road Baptist Chruch, Scotch Plains

Terrill Road Baptist Church

WHRHS Athletics: Watchung Hills Names New Athletic Director

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football ...

A Path Forward for Watchung Schools Set for June 25

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - A Path Forward for Watchung Schools, a listening forum for Watchung parents, residents, and teachers to communicate to make Watchung Schools great, has been set for Monday, June 25. 

 

Watchung has three leadership positions open: Superintendent, Principal of Bayberry School, and Chief Administrator. The listening forum will be hosted and moderated by ...

WHRHS Athletics: 30 Watchung Hills Student Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered  in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall.

Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, Rensselaer and M.I.T. are among some 27 other Division I, II, or III colleges ...

North Plainfield Board of Education Recognizes Student Athletes

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education had the opportunity to celebrate the victories of the district's distinguished student athletes at the last Board of Education meeting.  Brandon Smith, Daniel Duncan, Trevor Sullivan, and Edgardo Villafane represented the Boys' Indoor Track Team.  The team was victorious as the New Jersey North II, Group II ...

Watchung’s Rizzi Ties Record at Rotary Track and Field Meet, North Plainfield Middle School Dominates in Awards Tally

PLAINFIELD, NJ - With an overcast sky and pleasantly cool temperatures, young student athletes from area middle schools and one elementary school gathered for the 91st Annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield.

Vincent Rizzi, holder of the Meet high jump records for boys ages 12 and 13, tried valiantly to best the 14 year old boys’ ...

North Plainfield Board of Education Recognizes 2018 Teachers of the Year

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield School District's Teachers  of the Year were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on June 5, at West End School.  The evening began at 7:00 pm with a performance by the High School Jazz Band.  Opening remarks, made by  Human Resources Director, Phyllis Prestamo and Acting Superintendent ...

Thousands Expected for Sourland Music Festival

June 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

SCBP Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...